VHF’s Evening Lectures offer illustrated talks that look at the history of Vancouver, covering the events, movements and people that shaped our city. The talks are co-hosted by Vancouver Heritage Foundation and the Hycroft Heritage Preservation Foundation.
Themes, Subthemes and Memes: Telling History in a Different Way
Tueday April 24th, 7:30pm – 9pm
*New venue: Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club, 1630 W 15th Ave
Register here, $15/$9 (with a valid student ID)
Join Heritage Consultant Donald Luxton for a sweep through Vancouver’s history taken from his recent groundbreaking work developing the Vancouver Historic Context and Thematic Framework. From the big ideas of city planning to the details of design and the everyday, Donald will cover a wide swath of the city’s history from social movements such as Temperance, Suffrage and the Women’s Liberation Movement, through all manner of social, economic and community endeavors. This includes everything from the development of water and sanitary services to barber shops and beauty salons. The presentation will provide a fascinating glimpse of this new work and a fresh perspective on the identification of historic places. The Thematic Framework provides a foundation for identifying gaps in what can be recognized as having heritage value in Vancouver and has an integral part in the City of Vancouver Heritage Action Plan.
*Please note that this lecture will be taking place be two short blocks away from Hycroft at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club, located at 1630 W 15th Ave, on the corner of W 15th and Fir St.
This lecture earns 1.5 Non Core LUs AIBC